Emma Elizabeth Hickman

Jan 10, 2000

Emma Elizabeth Hickman

January 10, 2000


Emma Elizabeth Hickman, 83, 823 College, Quincy, died Monday, January 10, 2000 at the home.

She was born April 11, 1916 in Hannibal, Missouri, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Coleman Diggs.

On November 23,1933, she married James Edward Hickman in LaGrange, Mo.He preceded her in death on October 30, 1986.

She was head Cook at Gardner-Denver for 26 years until she retired in 1977. She was a Graduate of Quincy High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she was on the Mother's Board, a past trustee and leader for T.L. Smith Missionary. She was a member of Church Women United. She was Secretary of N.A.A.C.P.Quincy Chapter. She was a member and officer of both the Illinois Association of Club Women and Central District. She was supervisor of Young Achievers Girls Club. She was an election judge. She was a volunteer for Victims Witness Program and RSVP, where she recieved an award for 25 years of service. She also recieved the "7 Who Cared" award from KHQA. She was also known as an "Culinary Artist" for her famous pies and rolls. She was also a member of The Martha K. Major Club

Survivors include 8 Children, Margaret Lewis, Ella Davis, James Hickman and his wife Dolly, all of Quincy; John Hickman, Oakland, CA; Norman Hickman, Sr. and his wife JoAnn, Alberta Hickman, both of Quincy; Marcia Kay Harvey, Carol Stream, IL; Marva Lynn Hickman, Oakland, CA; 3 Step Children, Jackie Hickman, Debbie Hickman, and Johnny Hickman, all of Quincy; 28 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren, 2 sisters-in-law Mrs. Henry (Rosemary) Lewis, and Mrs. Finley (Thelma) Lewis, Sr. , both of LaGrange, MO. and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

She also was preceded in death by her parents and 3 sisters; Mary Anderson, Beatrice Logan, and Roberta Maxie.

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at the First Baptist Church, Rev. Orville B. Jones officiating. Burial in Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, Ilinois .

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church andor Blessing Hospice.


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